ALGECO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF €125,000,000 SENIOR SECURED NOTES OFFERING
LONDON (November 27, 2018) – Algeco Global S.à r.l. (“Algeco Global” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Algeco Group” or the “Group”), today announced that one of its subsidiaries, Algeco Global Finance plc (the “Issuer”), is launching an offering of €125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2023, consisting of €100,000,000 euro-denominated 6½ senior secured fixed rate notes due 2023 and €25,000,000 senior secured floating rate notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be issued under the indenture (the “Indenture”) governing the Issuer’s outstanding euro-denominated 6½ senior secured fixed rate notes due 2023 and euro-denominated senior secured floating rate notes due 2023 (the “Existing Notes”), and will form a single series with the Existing Notes for all purposes under the Indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase. It is expected that the Notes will have the same ISIN and common code as the Existing Notes, provided that the Notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) will initially be issued bearing a temporary ISIN and common code.
Algeco Group intends to use the proceeds of the Notes to (i) repay the entire amounts outstanding under certain existing sale-leaseback agreements of the Group together with accrued and unpaid interest (€96 million), (ii) fund cash to the Group’s balance sheet for general corporate purposes (€24 million) and (iii) pay fees and expenses (€5 million). The actual amount of debt to be repaid and fees and expenses on the issue date of the Notes may vary from these amounts and any increase in the amount of debt to be repaid or fees and expenses on the issue date will reduce the amount of cash to be funded to the Group’s balance sheet. The Notes are being offered in a private placement transaction to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
Algeco is the leading global business services provider focused on modular space, secure portable storage solutions, and remote workforce accommodation management. Headquartered in London, as of September 30, 2018, Algeco had operations in 24 countries with approximately 241,000 modular space and portable storage units and 15,800 remote accommodations rooms. The company operates as Algeco in Europe, Elliott in the United Kingdom, Ausco in Australia, Portacom in New Zealand, Algeco Chengdong in China and Target Lodging in North America.
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